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Main Campus Professional Development Programs 2013-2014
The College of Graduate Studies is committed to providing students with a variety of opportunities to enhance their education and to prepare them for professional success. Our professional development program provides workshops and resources in the four primary areas. If you have suggestions for events, workshops, speakers or other feedback, please contact us at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu. We would love to hear from you!
Overview of the steps to preparing for graduation. This session is designed to provide students with important information to keep you on track with plans for earning your degree and to help you navigate the graduation process.
- Tuesday, October 22 from 12-1pm in Carlson Library
- Tuesday, March 18 from 12-1pm in Carlson Library
- Tuesday, June 10 from 12-1pm in Carlson Library
This program provides an overview of the preparation and submission process for graduate Electronic Theses or Dissertations (ETD) within the context of graduation requirements for the Graduate College Office on the Main Campus. A "live" navigation through our ETD resource website and the OhioLINK ETD Center and ProQuest UMI websites will be included.
- Thursday, September 26 from 12 - 1 pm in Carlson Library Room 1027
- Thursday, January 23 from 12 - 1 pm in Carlson Library Room 1027
This program provides one-on-one assistance with formatting issues and uploading your ETD to OhioLINK ETD Center and ProQuest UMI. This is not a lecture nor a presentation. Please save your document to Dropbox (or similar program) or to a thumb drive and bring it with you to the lab. There will be one or two facilitators circulating to provide assistance.
- Wed & Thurs, October 16 & 17 from 3 -5 pm in Carlson Library Room 1027
- Wed & Thurs, November 13 & 14 from 3 - 5 pm in Carlson Library Room 1027
- Wed & Thurs, February 26 & 27 from 3 - 5 pm in Carlson Library Room 1027
- Wed & Thurs, April 2 & 3 from 3 - 5 pm in Carlson Library Room 1027
Presented by the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Development, this program will serve as an opportunity for graduate students to review their resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and request feedback. Please bring your resume or CV draft as a paper copy for easy reviewing. The quality and completeness of your resume will be the first step in securing an interview so you don't want to miss out on this informative session! The program will also introduce you to Intern in Ohio and Rocket Jobs; either of which could lead you into full-time, rewarding employment upon graduation.
- Thursday, November 14 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm in Student Union Room 3020
You've made it past the initial review and landed the interview! Are you really ready for the next step in the job hunt?
Presented by the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Development, this program is designed to prepare you for the telephone and/or in-person interview. The presentation will focus on what to do and what not to do in relation to technique, attire, attitude, and more.
- Tuesday, February 4 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm in the Student Union, Room 3018
Presented by the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Development, this program will provide an avenue for you to talk to the experts. There will be a panel of participants who will be on hand to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have regarding the next step in your job search journey. Find out what worked for them and what advice they can offer to you. Remember - they have walked a mile in your shoes and can share valuable experiences, so don't miss this opportunity to talk to the experts!
Pizza and pop will be served during this lunchtime session.
- Tuesday, April 8 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm in the Student Union, Room 2591
This program will cover how copyright law and "Fair Use" applies to the graduate student's own writing and to the use of copyrighted material in his/her document. We will also discuss authoring issues such as multiple authors and the types of publishing agreements a student may be asked to sign (for their ETD and/or journal articles) as well as how they are related to copyright ownership. Handouts will include a Fair Use checklist and case studies that will be worked on during the session.
- Tuesday, October 8, from 2 - 5 pm in Carlson Library Room 2010
- Tuesday, February 11, from 2 - 5 pm in Carlson Library Room 2010
This program will present generic conventions and expectations of conference participation. Various examples from different disciplines and types of conferences will be referenced and guest speakers will be invited to share their own experiences at conferences.
- Wednesday, October 9, from 12 - 2 pm in Carlson Library Room 2010
This program will cover the basics of conducting a literature review, from uncovering its rhetorical purpose to using library resources efficiently and effectively. Handouts will include annotated sample literature reviews and lists of questions to ask and answer as you write, which will hep provide focus and structure to your writing.
- Wednesday, March 12, from 12 - 2 pm in Carlson Library Room 2010